First issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly

The first issue of this new open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal is now out. Have a look.

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We are very pleased to announce the first issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly at DHQ is an open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities, published online by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.

DHQ Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2007)

Interpretative Quests in Theory and Pedagogy Jeff Howard, University of Texas, Austin

Webs of Significance: The Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, New Technology, and the Democratization of History Drew VandeCreek, Northern Illinois University

Encoding for Endangered Tibetan Texts Linda E. Patrik, Union College

Reading Potential: The Oulipo and the Meaning of Algorithms
Mark Wolff, Hartwick College

Tenure, Promotion and Digital Publication
Joseph Raben, Queens College, City University of New York

Philosophy and Digital Humanities: A review of Willard McCarty, Humanities Computing (London and NY: Palgrave, 2005) Johanna Drucker, University of Virginia

This first issue brings together a fascinating range of perspectives, and we expect this breadth to be even more visible as future issues accumulate. We look forward to showcasing the wide variety of materials that are being submitted, both from traditional digital humanities domains and from important related areas such as new media studies, digital libraries, and digital art. New pieces will be added in a preview section as soon as they are ready for publication, and a quarterly announcement will notify readers when each new issue is complete. Please bookmark the site for now; an RSS feed will be coming soon. During the course of the next year we will also be adding more features such as commenting, searching, and a variety of ways of interacting with the content.

DHQ is a community experiment in journal publication: developed and published in XML on an open-source platform, under a Creative Commons license. The journal publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed materials, including scholarly articles, editorials, opinion pieces, and reviews. We encourage submissions that exploit the expressive potential of the digital medium. Information about submissions, reviewing, and the journal’s mission are available at the DHQ web site at

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders: the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO, and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH,

Warm thanks and acknowledgements are also very much in order to the team that has been involved in developing the journal:

John A. Walsh, Technical Editor, Indiana University
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Articles Editor, University of Maryland
Adriaan van der Weel, Articles Editor, University of Leiden
Stéfan Sinclair, Blogs Editor, McMaster University
Geoffrey Rockwell, Associate Interactive Media Editor, McMaster University
Joseph Raben, Editor for Issues in Humanities Computing, Queens College, City University of New York
Richard Giordano, Reviews Editor, Birkbeck College, University of London
Elisabeth Burr, Internationalization Editor, University of Leipzig
John Unsworth, Utility Infielder, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Melanie Kohnen, Managing Editor, Brown University
Michelle Dalmau, Design, Usability & Technical Support, Indiana University
Amit Kumar, Technical Support, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Erik Resly, Graphic Design, Brown University

We look forward to many more issues and to your comments, suggestions, and contributions.

Julia Flanders, Editor in Chief, Brown University Wendell Piez, General Editor, Mulberry Technologies, Inc. Melissa Terras, General Editor and Associate Interactive Media Editor, University College London

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